Manual Handling

Manual Handling Online courses include; 

1. Manual Handling & Ergonomics for the Office

2. Manual Handling for Health Care Workers

3. Manual Handling for Mining & Construction

4. Manual Handling for Retail & Warehouse

NSCA has partnered with online training specialist AVELING to provide an extensive range of online training options. View Aveling’s Terms and Conditions here.

 

1. Manual Handling & Ergonomics for the Office

Overview 

When working in an office it’s easy to assume you are exempt from the considerable dangers present in work environments such as construction sites or warehouses. Don’t be fooled – by doing simple tasks such as typing at a desk or lifting files onto a shelf, you are putting your physical health at risk if these tasks are not undertaken with the correct ergonomic and manual handling principles.

So what’s the big deal and why should you do this course? The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated in 2007 that one third of all reported occupational injuries were sprains or strains of joints and adjacent muscles, resulting from manual handling or poor ergonomic practices. This is encountered in many areas of the office environment and such injuries can be disabling and costly.

Manual Handling and Ergonomics for the Office course will teach you how to properly identify, plan and perform manual handling tasks to help make sure your workplace remains safe and injury-free.

Topics covered:

  • Ergonomic hazards in the workplace
  • What is manual handling?
  • Risk and consequences of manual handling
  • Legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Assessing manual handling tasks and minimising risk
  • Proper lifting technique.

Duration

1 hour.

Who should attend

Any office worker that may need to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain objects in their workplace.

Cost

AUD$55.00 (inc. GST).

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2. Manual Handling for Health Care Workers

Overview

Poor manual handling practice is one of the most common causes of injury in the health care industry. These injuries are frequently severe and can lead to chronic problems.

Assessing each task and identifying methods to minimise the risks associated with manual handling can significantly reduce the likelihood of injury.

Manual Handling for Health Care Workers course will teach you how to safely identify, plan and perform manual handling tasks to assist in maintaining an injury-free workplace.

Topics covered:

  • What is manual handling?
  • The risks and consequences of manual handling
  • Legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Assessing manual handling tasks and minimising risk
  • The dangers of patient handling and traditional lifting and moving techniques
  • Safer patient handling alternatives.

Duration

1.5 hours.

Who should attend

Nurses, Orderlies, Carers and other health care professionals whose role includes the handling of patients.

Cost

AUD$55 (inc. GST).

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3. Manual Handling for Mining & Construction

Overview  

Manual handling, also known as manual tasks, is any activity requiring effort to lift, move, push, pull, carry or hold any object, including a person.

Poor manual handling practice is one of the most common causes of injury in the mining and construction industries. These injuries are frequently severe and cannot always be completely treated, leading to chronic problems.

NSCA’s Manual Handling for Mining and Construction course will teach you how to safely identify, plan and perform manual handling tasks to assist in maintaining an injury-free workplace.

Topics covered:

  • What is manual handling?
  • The risks and consequences of manual handling
  • Legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Assessing manual handling tasks and minimising risk
  • Proper lifting technique.

Duration

1 hour.

Who should attend

Any worker in the mining and construction industry who may need to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain objects in their workplace.

Cost

AUD$55 (inc. GST).

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4. Manual Handling for Retail & Warehouse

Overview 

Unsafe manual handling is a common cause of work related injuries. It can cause personal suffering, loss of income and have a significant impact on productivity and staff morale. Performing a manual handling task incorrectly, even just once, can have dire consequences. Manual handling injuries are frequently severe and cannot always be completely treated, leading to chronic ongoing problems.

So what is manual handling and why should you take this course? Manual handling, also known as manual tasks, is any activity requiring effort to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain any object. Manual Handling for Retail and Warehouse will teach you how to properly identify, plan and perform manual handling tasks.

Topics covered:

  • What is manual handling?
  • Ergonomic hazards
  • The risks and consequences of manual handling
  • Legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Assessing manual handling tasks and minimising risk
  • Using mechanical aids
  • Proper lifting technique
  • Manual handling scenario

Duration

45 minutes.

Who should attend

Anyone in the retail industry who may need to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain objects in their workplace or vehicle.

Cost

AUD$55.00 (inc. GST).

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